a . An introduction of at least 1,000 words in which you introduce the selections in your portfolio and reflect on your growth during the semester as reader and writer. The introduction should use some of the development strategies taught in this course such as personal anecdote, description, comparison/contrast.
b. A sample of at least three photocopied pages from your assigned readings that illustrate your annotations of an esay (or essays). Include a short (200+ word) analysis of how your annotations enriched your experience of the particular text(s).
c. A six- to eight-page typed, double-spaced selection of your best or favorite shorter notebook entries for the term . By "shorter" I mean "hurry note" entries of approximately three sentences or less. (Note: it is OK to include some entries that are longer than this, but I want to avoid having you take up the whole six to eight pages with only a few long entries.) Although you don't need to revise the content of individual items in this selection, you should exercise your selective poweres in deciding which items to include. Also, attach a preface in which you discuss your experiences with note taking.
d-f.Three of the essays you feel represent your best work for the semester. Include a preface that explains in detail the origins of your texts, why you chose them for your portfolio, why and how you developed the works in the form you did, and how the works evolved. Your text should be thoroughly revised, edited, and proofread.
g. Process Memorandum: As part of the portfolio I want to see how your writing
process works, how you start with an idea and work it through various transformations
final paper. Therefore, in your portfolio turn in all the process work (photocopied
annotations, preliminary notebook entries, drafts and revised drafts, and
final version) for one of d. or e. or f. above. Attach a process memorandum to these materials.
Checklist: (Omitting any part will be grounds
for an "E" for the portfolio.)
Checklist: (Omitting any part will be grounds for an "E" for the portfolio.)
________ Introduction (1000 words)
________Analysis of annotations (200+ words)
________Photocopies of annotated pages (at least 3 pages)
________Preface to note-taking experience (200+ words)
________Selected notebook entries, typed. (6-8 pages of short entries with several per page)
________3 revised essays of the length assigned along with the original on which I commented.
________A Process Memorandum accompanied by all process materials for one of the essays.